Urban poverty poses the problems of housing and shelter, water, sanitation, health, education, social security and livelihoods along with special needs of vulnerable groups like women, children and aged people. Poor people live in slums which are overcrowded, often polluted and lack basic civic amenities like clean drinking water, sanitation and health facilities. There has been an upsurge of interest in micro-level studies on the urban informal sector in recent years. Keeping in view the... Topics: Urban Poverty, Informal Sector, Slums, Allahabad (India)
The present paper reviewed on musculoskeletal problems of the workers in unorganized occupations viz.,jewellery making, pottery, stone carving, metal craft work, wood carving and patti work. About 15 studies collectedfrom International and national journals were examined. The purpose of the study is to understand the nature ofmusculoskeletal problems faced by the artisans, the techniques that were used to assess the musculoskeletal problemand the interventions that were suggested for relief.... Topics: Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Artisans, Informal Sector, Techniques, Ergonomics
Handicraft sector is the second most important traditional employment opportunity in India. Dhokra, atraditional tribal metal craft is widely pursued in the Adilabad district of Telangana. The present paper project onenterprise viability estimated using the factors viz; product, process, worker and promotion of the product. Thirtydhokra enterprises were taken for the study using random sampling method. The results indicated that eighty percent ofthe units were operative beyond 20 years. Eighty... Topics: Tribal Craft, Viability, Informal Sector, Tribes
Every day, tens of thousands of waste pickers and waste recyclers in Delhi earn their income from collecting, selling, and recycling trash. Their work, measured to be highly efficient, has not only been undervalued but even marginalized with the introduction of large private companies. This is the true story of two municipalities in Delhi: one that has incorporated the work of the waste recyclers as part of the formal waste system, while the other has taken another direction.RT: 14:14 (English... Topics: Community Organizing, Garbage, Informal Sector, Labor/Employment, Sanitation, Wastepickers, India,...
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This essential Handbook makes underground, hidden, grey economies intelligible and consistently quantifiable. An invaluable tool for statistics producers and users and researchers, the book explains how the nonobserved economy can be measured and comments on the reliability of and differences between various methods. The purpose of this Handbook is to identify and promote best practice consistent with international standards like the 1993 System of National Accounts. Topics: data, production, statistical, enterprises, informal, household, surveys, activities, underground,... Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=DwubAwAAQBAJ&hl=&source=gbs_api